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  • Don’t Cry
    Don’t Cry

    Original title in Estonian: Ära nuta

    2023 | Students film, Short | Director: Akseli Leppänen

    Baby gets lost at a wedding party.

  • Fatherfilm Portra 400
    Fatherfilm Portra 400

    Original title in Finnish: Faijafilm Portra 400

    2022 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Janne Vasarainen

    Photofilm constructed of film photos from different eras, telling a story of three generations: the author, his father and his grandfather. Main topic of the film are emotions, and how we handle them.

  • Talent

    2021 | Students film, Short | Director: Silver Õun

    From Armin Kõomägi`s short story “Talent” comes a short film that portrays the price of success. It is made by the film arts students of TLU BFM.

  • The End of Memory Lane
    The End of Memory Lane

    2021 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Akseli Leppänen

    Memories of the mother of the director before she became and mother.

  • Bodies and Buildings
    Bodies and Buildings

    Original title in Estonian: Kehad ja majad

    2020 | Students film, Animation | Director: Ebe-Liis Kopp, Anna Kuriljonok

    A multimedia project inspired by Silver Vahtra's literary work.

  • Portrait story: the role of a cinematographer in making a feature film. Interview with Ago Ruus
    Portrait story: the role of a cinematographer in making a feature film. Interview with Ago Ruus

    Original title in Estonian: Portreelugu: operaator-lavastaja roll mängufilmi tegemisel. Intervjuu Ago Ruusiga

    2019 | Students film, Exercises (factual/documentary) | Director: Tanel Topaasia

    Documentary exercise film about the role of a cinematographer in making a feature film.

  • The Art of Stopping Time
    The Art of Stopping Time

    2019 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Janeli Pelska

    A documentary about a Chinese artist named Shen Jiashan.

  • The Story Of Peep Puks
    The Story Of Peep Puks

    Original title: Peep Puksi lugu

    2019 | Documentary, Portrait | Director: Raimo Jõerand

    An old filmmaker Peep Puks has directed 61 documentaries and created almost 40 programmes for television. In this film, he looks back on stories of the first post-war generation of Estonia and the birth of the Estonian documentary.

  • Spiritflight

    Original title in Estonian: Hingelend

    2018 | Students film, Animation | Director: Ave Hansen, Gertu Pabbo, Indra-Mirell Zeinet

    Ave Hansen's, Gertu Pabbo's and Indra-Mirell Zeinet's animated videoinstallation "Spiritflight" has been made in collaboration with Tallinn Photomuseum. Animation is made to be projected on the opposite wall of the museum. The animation is hand drawn and has original sound.

  • The Polar Boy
    The Polar Boy

    Original title: Polaarpoiss

    2016 | Feature film, Full length feature | Director: Anu Aun

    A boy with two faces meets a girl with two souls.

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